ROMEO, MI – Ford Motor Co.’s first in-house developed 6-speed transmission will debut on the ’06 Ford Explorer, Ward’s is told at an event here to introduce the auto maker’s ’05 vehicle lineup. Paul Oldani, a transmission engineer who handles aspects of Ford’s current ZF Friedrichshafen AG partnership that supplies the Lincoln Navigator SUV with a new-for-’05 rear-wheel-drive 6-speed automatic, says the Explorer is among vehicles earmarked for Ford’s new RWD 6-speed – to be built at the ...

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